For the first time ever, alternative rock stalwarts The Maine have announced they will be coming to Australia (including Adelaide & Perth) for a headlining run of shows, and joining them for the ride is one of the most talked about pop-punk bands in the world, Waterparks.
The quintet from Arizona have announced their plans to join us for the Australian summer in support of their latest album Lovely Little Lonely, which even had AltPress gushing, calling it the “best batch of songs since Pioneer, their catchiest material since Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and their most cohesive work to date.” The Maine’s live show has always been such an integral part of the band and their ongoing legacy, with words like those below from their most recent tour around the country supporting All Time Low, it’s certain this s going to be a show you won’t want to miss.
The Maine have built an incredible legacy over the past decade; which is deeply is rooted in the connection they create with their fanbase, many of which have been loyal since the very beginning. There are endless examples of tales like we witnessed on their most recent tour with vocalist John O’Callaghan bringing a member of the crowd, now affectionally known as “Billy”, on stage to sing the band’s classic track ‘Girls Do What They Want’.
Waterparks have fast become the band everybody is talking about. Their debut full-length album Double Dare won adoration from fans and critics alike with Altpress exclaiming that they “Go far beyond the expectations of a debut LP, Waterparks have created an album that’ll rule this scene—second only to their A-plus penis jokes.” The trio have done their best to redefine exactly what a pop punk band is capable of with elements reaching from jazz to hip hop to electronic to straight up punk all weaving their way through their first major release. Fresh off winning the award for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2017 AltPress Music Awards it’s time for Australian fans to get their fix.